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  • Placement News

    05/10/2016

    Congratulations to the following graduates of the Rhetoric PhD Program on their placements: Chiara Ricciardone  has won the Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity at UC Berkeley.  Eugene McCarthy has accepted the position of assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield in August. He will be teaching law, culture, and humanities courses, among others. Eric Morales-Franceschini has accepted the position of… read more

  • Christopher Bollas: Mini-Course and Residency at the Townsend Center Fall 2016

    04/13/2016

    The Townsend Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce Unconscious Perception: A Mini-Course and Residency with Christopher Bollas. The seminar and residency will explore the work of the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today, Christopher Bollas, who will be scholar-in-residence at the Townsend Center in the first week of November 2016. Bollas is widely known for his pioneering, polymathic, and maverick investigations of… read more

  • Rhetoric Show & Tell: Narrative, Theory, Discourse

    04/05/2016

    April 16, 2016   |   1:00 - 4:00 pm   |   160 Dwinelle What is rhetoric? A panel of rhetoric honors students will present their thesis projects and share insights into this exciting field of study. A reception will follow with refreshments and a Q&A with students and faculty. Panel A: 1:10 - 2:15 pm Natalia Reyes The Rhetoric of Chicano Literary Criticism… read more

  • Screenings of New Film by Trinh T. Minh-ha

    04/04/2016

    Trinh Minh-ha's new film, Forgetting Vietnam (90mins), has been premiered in the International Competition of the 2016 Film Festival Cinéma du Réel in Paris at the Centre Pompidou. It will show in California at the following places and dates: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum, 111 North Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 California State University,… read more

  • Congratulations, Chiara Ricciardone – Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity

    04/04/2016

     Congratulations Rhetoric graduate student Chiara Ricciardone, this year's recipient of the Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity! From Academia: "Ricciardone's research concerns concepts of health and disease in Plato and contemporary philosophy, especially as they pertain to rhetoric of self and political community. Her dissertation, slated for completion in 2016, is titled 'Disease and Difference in Three Platonic Dialogues.' " From the Berkeley Graduate… read more

  • 2016’s Best & Worst Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – with Dan Melia

    03/21/2016

     Check out this informal interview with Professor Dan Melia about the history of St. Patrick's Day in the United States! read more

  • Rhetoric Colloquium with Jill Frank, Cornell University

    03/15/2016

    Colloquium: Jill Frank 04/08/2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location TBA   Save the date for part three of our Rhetoric Spring Colloquium series! read more

  • New Film Screening with Trinh T. Minh-ha

    02/29/2016

    Trinh Minh-ha's new film, Forgetting Vietnam, will be featured in the international competition, Cinéma du Réel, which will take place from March 18th to March 27th in Paris at the Centre Pompidou and associated venues.  Screenings, time and place:  Tuesday, March 22nd, at 6:40 pm, in Cinema 1 in the Centre Pompidou, followed by a Q&A with the audience Thursday, March 24th, at 3:50 pm,… read more

  • Congratulations Evyn Lê Espiritu – AAAS Best Graduate Student Paper Award

    02/24/2016

     Congratulations to Rhetoric graduate student Evyn Lê Espiritu! Evyn has achieved the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, for her paper entitled: “Performing Humanitarianism: Israeli Selection and Media Construction of the Ideal Vietnamese Refugee”. More information can be found on the AAAStudies website! read more

  • Rhetoric Colloquium with Shalini Satkunanandan

    02/22/2016

    Colloquium: Shalini Satkunanandan, Political Science, UC Davis "Neither Religious nor Spiritual: Nietzsche's Illiberal, Faith-based Self-Fashioning" 03/04/2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm 308 Doe Library (Art History Department) Abstract: Nietzsche’s call to make one’s life a work of art should be understood against the backdrop of his early concern with the possibility of founding a new communal religion (evident in The Birth of Tragedy) and his later… read more